Category: Humanities Published on Wednesday, 11 January 2012 06:34 Written by L.E. Brown Hits: 449
My guess is the biggest news politically today will be that Mitt Romney has swept the New Hampshire Republican primary without a doubt. Mr. Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts won by double digits. After winning the Iowa caucus by eight votes, Romney pieced together a coalition of moderate and conservative voters. With the strong showing for Romney, who won nearly every group of voters after the narrow win in IA, the contenders made clear they would continue their campaigns in South Carolina.
Mr. Romney referred to Barack Obama as a “failed president”. He asked South Carolina to join the good citizens of NH to make 2012 the year he (President Obama) runs out of time. On Tuesday, Ron Paul stated “Romney has a clear cut victory” in NH, but added, “We are nibbling at his heels”. Obviously, trying to relay, he has no worries of Romney.
As I think we all can agree our economic “well-being” is at the top of every candidate’s agenda. Mr. Romney has previously argued that his experience as the head of Bain Capital (investment firm), would make him the best candidate to put our tumultuous economy closer to normal. Although his past expertise will give him a remarkable backing, we can bet there’s one element that screams “elephant in the room”, Mr. Romney’s faith. Many evangelical Christians, by the way, who make up a large percentage of SC, do not agree with his Mormon background.
Per a National poll, Mr. Romney became the first Republican to sweep the first two contests in competitive races since 1976! Based on some returns, The Associated Press estimated that turnout would exceed the 2008 record by 4%. Mr. Gingrich and others suggested in advance that anything below 40% in Tuesday’s primary would indicate weakness by the nomination front-runner. However, no one seemed to remember that back in 2008, Mr. Cain’s primary won by 37%.
This past Sunday, the millionaire business man, Mr. Romney said, he understands the fear of being laid off. He stated, “There were a couple of times when I was worried I was going to get pink-slipped”; however, neither he nor his aides offered specifics.